A great glass of wine is a wonderful thing. So is a night out. And when you want to enjoy a glass without having to put up with the bar scene to do it, one of DFW’s great wine bars could be the answer you’re looking for.
Mercy Wine Bar, Addison
Mercy is about the complete wine experience, where novices can learn and would-be sommeliers can indulge their palates. There’s always something new to try at Mercy, where warm and cozy are the watchwords. And you know they’re serious about good times because the name comes from Roy Orbison’s famous exclamation in the song Oh, Pretty Woman.
Cru, Dallas and Allen
With locations in Uptown and at Watters Creek in Allen, Cru manages to combine high-end wine with a non-snooty, welcoming atmosphere sure to turn any new oenophile into a seasoned connoisseur. With an intimate atmosphere that resembles a cigar bar and yet an openness that lets you feel like you can sit in a quiet corner and not be bothered, Cru is a great choice for a first-timer on the wine scene.
Winslow's Wine Café, Fort Worth
Winslow’s Wine Café manages an interesting feat ‒‒ a friendly, neighborhood feel where wine snobs and wine newbies get along without worry. Intimate and relaxing, this is a great social stop for anyone hoping for a generally cool crowd who just happens to love good wines.
Veritas Wine Room is an East Dallas treasure. A diamond in the rough and earthy vibe of the Knox-Henderson bar scene. Veritas offers some great extravagances alongside is varietals ‒‒ artisanal Texas cheeses and chocolates, gourmet nibbles, and select craft beers for those not up for a glass of the grape. You’ll very much love the comfy atmosphere and sophisticated vibe here.
Into The Glass, Grapevine
Into the Glass Wine Bar & Texas Café in Grapevine has a motto that best sums up the entire experience here: Don’t overthink it, just drink it. Yes, you can be a wine snob, but ITG wants you first and foremost to just enjoy what you’re drinking. Wine, after all, is a sipping, social drink. So have a little fun when you uncork the next bottle.